Katja Vartiainen   aka KatArtPics

         visual artist - illustrator -- comic & doodle book creator
       Künstlerin - Comic & Zeichnungbücher macherin

Eager tree painting

guardian painting

Islands, saaret paintings

Hilma painting

space is the place painting

Cosmic oh, Painting

Rainy Islands watercolor painting

dear deer

    wild shrubbery

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It's 6th of July, 2019
I'm doing texts and finalizing details of my next comic - it's 26 pages, a horrory story
.  Minor setback is my left shoulder-hand, which is extremely painful, despite exercise and pain cremes, so I go for MRI this month. Sleeping has been erratic, and correct working position seems to be impossible.

We are steadily doing pre-production for The Hunted:Allgoovia, and dates are being set!

I have paintings up on Artmajeur.com, and more will come.  I have four different galleries on my page at the moment, from Mindscapes to Cats.
I'll put up some bigger pieces soon as well.  Check it out!
If you are in Helsinki, Finland, I have some works (some of them are rented) in Helsingin Taiteilijaseuran Taidelainaamo, the link is above.

I still have plans of continue to writing a book, but, about that later.

Our Indiegogo crowdfunding Campaign for 'The Hunted: Allgovia', our
German spin-off to the action/comedy, original vampire series and feature film, 'The Hunted'   (http://www.thehunted.tv/main_frameset.html ) has ended, and we are happy and grateful that we reached 75% of our goal! ( with Paypal donations included)

Thank You, all Supporters!

The project is in schedule and goes on, last update on Indiegogo is from 9th of June!

You help us pay for location, food, and most importently, our crew.

You can read are latest update here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-hunted-allgovia#/updates/all

The story continues in our Facebook group  The Hunted Allgovia on FB , with monthly Indiegogo updates, Instagram The Hunted Allgovia Instagram , and on  http://beyond-limitations.com/
You can always, continually donate via Paypal: https://ko-fi.com/thehuntedallgovia

oder auf Deutch: Spenden sind willkommen auch via Paypal: http://beyond-limitations.com/

Here our Youtube channel: 
      The Hunted Allgovia Youtube           

The Hunted Allgovia pic

About my art:

I paint intuitively, mostly with watercolors, inspired by nature, and try to take my time. I'm fascinated by the light of the paper, and the meditativeness of painting. I call many of my paintings 'Mindscapes'. I have also painted a series called 'Expansion', with acrylics.These are reflections of inner and outer space, which is an recurring theme of mine.

In my art, I want to share the glimpses of the oneness of existence, that especially, our precious nature, amplifies so well. Awe and peace.

My paintings are visual poems. I am called to paint something. It appears almost as by itself on the paper. This means for me, I am in the flow. It means I am more like a conduit, not a chosen genius. We all have the capacity, just in different domains.

I can give some rational meaning to some parts of my paintings, but I think the fascination is what the subconscious, or Consciousness, depending on your world view, brings forth. I do think there are archetypes, that direct our experience in a certain direction. But I also think that the power of art is that the viewer finishes the artwork. The artwork works partially as a mirror.

Briar's revies has reviewed my Elf graphic novels. Here's the link to her blog:

Let's not forget either my fresh interview on the inspiring book
        blog 'Eclectic Moods' (ministryofmagik.blogspot.com) will be up as well!
 Here's the link:

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about me

us as elves
Katja Vartiainen has an art background. She is a painter, an illustrator,
 and through her graphic novels
a storyteller.
 Her visual inspiration comes from fine arts as well as from the wide
cornucopia of books, comics, films, music(=everything).
Her literary interests are wide and varied.

With her husband they share a taste for humor, love for cats,
and they get inspired by our tragicomic planet and its curious creatures.

She has also dabbled in illustration, teaching, upholstery,
 painting chairs, walls, and whatnot.

Katja Vartiainen hat einen künstlerischen Hintergrund.
Sie ist Malerin, Illustratorin und Geschichtenerzählerin.
Ihre visuelle Inspiration bezieht sie aus den Bildenden Künsten
sowie der ganzen bandbreite von Comics, Graphic Novels (= alles).

Ihre literarischen Interessen sind weit gefächert.
Zusammen mit ihrem Mann teilt sie sich einen ähnlichen
Sinn für Humor. Sie plant weitere Geschichte und Malbücher,
und hat vor, mehr Katzen und Bilder zu malen und
selber eine Katze und zu haben.

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